Australia Ministry Trip (Sept 26-November 10, 2017)

Australia Ministry Trip (Sept 26-November 10, 2017)
From September 26 to November 10, 2017, my husband, daughter and I will be on a ministry trip in Australia and New Zealand. The places we will be visiting are shown on the map above - along with the dates in which we'll be in these places (and what we'll be doing while there). Please keep this ministry trip and all of us in your prayers! Blogs will appear daily throughout this time, as I have written them and scheduled them in advance. I welcome your comments - and enjoy them! Just know I will not have Internet access for much of this time. So, I will look forward to reading your responses upon my return. Thank you for your understanding! And please keep reading to complete the "Reading the Bible in a Year" challenge and blessing! I am very grateful to Claire for her faithful blog comments (please everyone - join her in sharing each day as a discussion blesses everyone so much more!) And I am thankful that Claire has graciously agreed to add a bit more into her daily comments during my time of absence. Please direct special comments or questions which require immediate responses to her (on this blog). Blessings as you continue your journey through God's Word this year!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Daily Bible Reading - April 5, 2017

Today's Reading:

Matthew 26:47-75

Deuteronomy 3-4

Job 5

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Thoughts and Commentary on Today's Reading:

One of the most underappreciated parts of the Bible is the Law of God. So, when our Bible reading in Deuteronomy is presented as the Last Book of the Torah (the Law), or the Book which overviews and summarizes the rest of the Law, we aren't that excited about it. 

But according to Scripture, forgiveness for our sinful lawlessness is vital to Salvation. And, by God's Grace, we can live a transformed and changed life in Him.

The Law of God is made up of beautiful parts. The Ten Commandments are like the chapter titles. And the 613 Statutes are the fine print, or details, expanding our understanding of the principles outlined in the Ten Commandments. It is through heeding God's Word and hearkening to Him, having been forgiven and cleansed from out past, that we are made sheep of His Pasture, who will one day possess the ultimate Promised Land:

Deuteronomy 4:1-2 "Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers giveth you.Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you."

Every part of God's Law is needed. And the Law of God is totally complete, with nothing further to be added.

The Law of God is definitely needed. In fact, the Bible says it is a catalyst in true conversion. I find it amazing that people from all kinds of Christian faiths are discovering this. Consider the following 30 min video called Hell's Best Kept Secret by Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron. These guys are Baptists, and they are showing that the Law is vital to conversion...  Enjoy...  :-)